Top 10 PHP articles of 2016

The audience has spoken. From Zend Framework 3 release to Zend Server with PHP 7, from IBM i to AWS, the top ten articles on the blog from 2016 cover a wide range of topics to help you deliver PHP applications rapidly, reliably, securely, both on-premise and in the cloud.

10 ways Zend Server boosts performance
From PHP 7 to Z-Ray to code tracing, here’s a brief breakdown on ten different features in Zend Server to maximize the performance of production PHP applications.

Open source on IBM i – has hell frozen over?
A look at how open source software running on the IBM i has evolved from an interesting concept to a business requirement.

Three key building blocks for enterprise-class applications
A recap of the first webinar in our popular series, Building the perfect PHP app for the enterprise, where Rod Cope, CTO, walked through the challenges, best practices and recommendations for success related to maintenance, security, and production support of your enterprise applications.

AWS 101 for PHP developers
A recap of the many options for deploying PHP applications on AWS, as well as access to a recorded walk-through showing how easy it is to get up and running with PHP applications on AWS.

PHP clusters simplified with AWS EFS
A big challenge when running different instances is file synchronization when hosting a website and applications on AWS. EFS – Elastic File System to the rescue. Find out more in this blog post.

PHP 7 is gaining momentum
Since its initial release in December 2015, there’s been a lot of exciting things happening with PHP 7. Catch up on what’s being said and how you can get started with PHP 7 on Zend Server.

Zend Framework 3 release
After 17 months of effort, hundreds of releases, tens of thousands of commits by hundreds of contributors, and millions of installs, Zend Framework 3 was released in June. Learn what’s new in ZF3, how to migrate, and details on the EOL of Zend Framework 1.

Zend Server 7 early access
Earlier in the year, we introduced the Zend Server with PHP 7 early access program. Thanks to all the participants and feedback, we released Zend Server 9 with PHP 7 in May.

Zend Guard and PHP 7
After much deliberation, we announced the decision not to port Zend Guard to PHP 7 and beyond. Zeev Suraski covers the the history of Zend Guard and the decision, as well as what it means to current customers.

Announcing the Zend Server Plugin Contest Final 5!
The Zend Gallery is an online marketplace for sharing and downloading plugins (snippets of code that extend Zend Server and Z-Ray to support specific development environments). These five developers produced outstanding new plugins – see them and more in this blog post.

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